Striker Aaron Wilbraham has completed a Bristol City double by landing the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Ultimate Finish for the Area Quarter-Finals.Wilbraham’s impressive strike in his side’s 2-1 home victory over AFC Wimbledon claimed more than 42 per cent of the public vote to see off four other goals to land the prize.
He follows in the footsteps of team-mate Korey Smith, who claimed the award in the second round of the competition.
Gillingham’s Jermaine McGlashan finished second with Frank Nouble of Coventry City in third spot. Tranmere Rovers’ Max Power and George Francomb of AFC Wimbledon were also nominated for the award.
Wilbraham, 34, said: “I’m delighted to have won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Ultimate Finish award and keep the success at Bristol City after Korey’s victory in the competition.
“The space opened up on the right and, once my run took me to the edge of the box, the only thing on my mind was to go for goal.
“Thankfully I struck it well and it went in. Most importantly, it helped us to an important win and secured our place in the next round.”
As well as receiving a trophy for his success, Wilbraham will automatically be featured in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Ultimate Finish of the Season competition which will showcase the tournament’s best goals after the final in March.
Mel Abbott won the supporter prize - selected at random from all fans who voted for the winning goal – of an iPod Shuffle.
Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “Our congratulations go to Aaron for winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Ultimate Finish prize.
“It was another excellent goal to join the list of winners we already have this season.”
Wilbraham joins Barnsley’s Kane Hemmings and Smith in winning this season’s Ultimate Finish competitions.